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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms get better as the years go by.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't received the financial aid I need. I am the recipient of an academic

Scholarship, but am short about $11,000 a year.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great accounting program. Love all my professors

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I like calu because I can focus on my school and sports with out too much party distraction. You can always drink with your friends at the dorm and go out on the weekends usually. Houses can be selective and clicky. Most houses are owned by sports teams. Party scene is same group of people every time but its okay if those are your friends. Freshman not wanted in parties for the most part.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: I have a cheaper laptop I bring occasionally to class or to type hw, but I also go to the library to utilize computers there. Each student gets a printing quota of $100.00 worth of prints. I only used $10 the first semester. It is 10 cents a paper.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: a process to get financial aid, but calu has a lot of money to give away.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking and smoking takes place during the week and on the weekend usually go to house parties or clubs.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Haven't tried looking for a house.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in freshman dorms with three other roommates. The set up of two bedrooms (shared) a common room and bathroom is perfect amount of space! Like a mini apartment. Rooms are rather small but its okay because you only sleep in your bedroom.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse campus. People are not judgmental.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I played on a varsity team this year and it wasn't what I expected, but the facilities and training is like d1 set up. Even though CALU is d3, athletics and training are taken very seriously. Very much like d1 program.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options within 1 or 2 miles. Mall down the road a few miles. Fast food places , restaurants and grocery stores

3 College Freshman

Administration: Drinking is not allowed in the dorms but mostly everyone does it. Parking is free but parking tickets are given out like free candy. Most ras will turn a head with drinking.

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5 College Freshman

Weather: Usually 75 degrees about every day.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: there is a train station only 20 minutes away, plus I've met friends from my hometown that I can carpool with.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Thousands Oaks is one of the safest towns in the country! I feel comfortable going out with newly aquainted friends, leaving my car unlocked during the day, and even walking alone at night. I love the freedom safety gives me. Off campus, there is more to do the farther you go out of town, however there is still a lot of fun smaller things to do around the town.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: even though we don't have the best football team, there are still a ton of people who come out to the games. We have some pretty great teams considering we are only Division 3, and our facilities are pretty much brand new!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I find myself too busy with homework and sports practice so I'm not too involved with the party scene on or off campus

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I go to a private school that matches the costs of a UC school if you prove that you were admitted into a UC which is usually about a $20,000 scholarship which is obviously very helpful. The only bummer, is that athletes are not given scholarships to play sports because it is a division 3 school.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Every room is very spatious, however because of that, you don't get very many roommates. I only have one roommate for example. If you don't quite click with your assigned roommate, it is difficult to squeeze yourself into a new group with hopes of finding a new roommate because everyone creates their clicks very quickly. But the dorms are very nice, and they are actually fun places to hang out at.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Because the school is so small, you tend to get to know the people in your dorm very well. There are a handful that standout as very attractive, and a handful of really geeky, but like most schools, average is most common.

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5 College Freshman

Technology: I took a Multimedia class, that was taught in a MAC lab. Each student got to use one of those big screen MAC computers during class, and we even had personal access to the lab outside of class. Aside from the labs themselves, all over campus, you can find MAC's and PC's available for free use: in the library, in the halls of department buildings, even in the lobby of the sports center.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I personally think it is great that my school discourages drug use and alcohol use in ALL dorms because if students are underaged, they should be discouraged. However, in dorms that students are over 21 I feel it is a bit odd. Rules are strict, and when you think you're not doing anything too bad, and you could get let off with a warning... you are wrong. I once had a male (opposite sex) visitor in my room 20 minutes after curfew, and I got documented without even a chance for explanation when in truth we just lost track of time.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My school requires you to live on campus. Senior year, you have a choice, however most students still choose to live on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: My school is very accepting of gays and lesbians, Mormons and athiests, everyone is accepted and can find a good group of friends. Human diversity is promoted and even taught in classes.

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The Centrum Café The Centrum Café The Centrum offers standard grill fare, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, ice cream, and drinks. Food can be purchased using cash, meal plans, credit card, munch money, or bonus points. The Centrum is a popular spot with students, faculty, and administrators. There are 11 specials that change weekly.
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Located in the heart of the beautiful, secure town of Thousand Oaks, CLU is an ideal university for those who enjoy a tight-knit community that focuses on academics, diversity, and social connections. The small student population offers students more occasions to bond with fellow Kingsmen and Regals, and to connect with professors who actually know them as individuals, not just as numbers. The semester system enables students to delve into courses of their interest, and the time spent on academic studies helps students discover what they would like to do after their CLU years. With more than 35 majors and 35 minors, and a mix and match of doubling up on both, students are bound to find their perfect area of study. CLU’s close, intimate environment provides students with what other large, public schools can’t: countless opportunities to shine academically and socially, and stand out as individuals without the pressure and competition of a large student body. Clubs, organizations, academic departments, and residence halls are just some of the places in which students can become involved, contribute to their school and local communities, and bond with other students, faculty, and staff.

To briefly break away from the hectic class schedules and loads of coursework, campus events, like Club Lu, afford students with musical-, sports-, art-, and food-related events. From sports games at Dodger Stadium to catching a comedy flick in Kingsmen Park, CLU events bring students together for a night of fun. At any of these events, in class, at the caf, or just hanging out in the dorms, it’s not difficult to see the diversity of students. Coming from a variety of social, economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, CLU students bring a great understanding and appreciation for other cultures on campus.

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